• Application Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Company: MSU Office for Education Abroad
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
About the American Semester Program & Exchanges at MSU:
·        The American Semester Program serves non-degree seeking inbound study abroad and exchange students who come to MSU for a semester, year, or summer short course.
·        Students come to MSU from all over the world. In the summer students hail primarily from Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Latin America.
·        The Summer Short Course programs combine high-quality academics with courses taught by MSU faculty. These courses are accompanied by enriching cultural activities and excursions. Visit our website to learn more: http://americansemester.isp.msu.edu/programs/short-course-programs/
·        In the 2-3 weeks of summer short course participation, ASP tries to create the full MSU experience by involving students in a wide array of campus activities and sporting events, while maintaining a rigorous academic work load. ASP recruits undergraduate interns to manage a team of student volunteers called Ambassadors, who are comprised of domestic MSU students. Ambassadors help interns in supporting scheduled activities throughout the program.
Qualifications:
·        Availability June – August 2019;
·        Pursuing bachelor degree studies at Michigan State University (also open to May 2019 graduates);
·        Second Language skills preferred (Mandarin language in highest demand);
·        Student service, study abroad or international experience preferred;
·        Project and/or group leadership experience preferred;
·        Interest in working with intercultural and international populations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·        Assisting the Director and Program Coordinators by organizing and leading both on campus and off-campus excursions and cultural activities for groups of visiting international students;
·        Serve as a resource and mentor to program participants;
·        Provide the framework for students to have a positive experience on and off-campus;
·        Lead and manage Ambassadors during events;
·        Schedule Ambassadors for activities, keep track of attendance, and gauge level of participation;
·        Assist in the planning, logistics, and administration of off-campus excursion to locations such as Chicago, Detroit, Mackinac Island, and greater Lansing area.
·        Be available for most evening and weekend activities during programs running between July 5 and August 9, 2019;
·        Complete other duties as assigned;
·        Abide by the policy and procedures of the American Semester Program and Michigan State University.
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